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The Meq by Steve Cash

Sold under the label "A lyrical fantasy", The Meq is a story about Z (short for Zianno), who is a meq, a member of an ancient race on earth. The meq are a people of twleve year olds. Or at least, they look twelve, but they live for thousands of years (or until they decide to get married, for some reason, but this is explained in the book).

Of course, the quests in the story regards "evil" (or morally challenged) meq, and things relating to the mysterious sailor character Z is told by his dying parents to find.

The story is set in late 19th century, and early 20th century, and actually has a nice setting in the american south, where I as a non-history buff can appreciate the transferred feeling for the characters and the environment.

The book is character driven rather than plot driven, and if one can forgive cameos by certain famous people, it is well written. Of course Z's 'human' friends get in trouble from the evil meq, but this obvious storyline can be forgiven by the interesting way it is executed.

Many things are left open in the end of this book, and before I was going to praise the author for doing this, I did a websearch. It appears it's the first in a trilogy. Am I fooled or what... anyway, it's a pleasant book, and the lyrical part of the advertising was actually not a misleading sales trick.

I'll recommend this book, but however, I am a sucker for slow stories, and if you're not, I'd suggest against picking it up. (it was published in 2002, btw... oh, and the cover looked nice, even if I don't see that it has any relation to the content at all. bah. )

This was posted at wotmania back in 2005, or so. Since then, the second book is out, the Time Dancers.
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This message last edited by Rebekah on 30/08/2009 at 06:26:57 PM
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Repost: Steve Cash - The Meq - 30/08/2009 12:35:12 PM 5501 Views
Cool. Thanks for reposting this. - 30/08/2009 02:19:21 PM 1387 Views
Thank your for the reshowcased review. - 01/09/2009 05:43:13 PM 1406 Views
I figured it was easier than writing a new one. - 01/09/2009 08:02:29 PM 1470 Views

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